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Issue 142

We hope the first week of Ramadan has been easy on you! Since it started, Ramadan has been trending in both the news and social media; this edition of The Echo will show you how you too, can be part of the conversation. Ramadan Mubarak once again! Don't forget to check our website for prayer times and updates on community events this month.

What's Going On?

  • Hadith of the Week
  • Mange Your Business is Hiring!
  • WNYMuslims' Organizational Meeting
  • Upcoming Events
  • #RamadanReads
  • First U.S. Muslim Adoption Agency
  • Muslims in the Media

Hadith of the Week

 “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.” [Narrated by Tabarani]

Manage Your Business is Hiring!

 Manage Your Business, LLC has a full time position available for Cleaning and Landscaping. All supplies are from the company, but the individual should have reliable transportation as travel to clean medical and administrative offices is required. Evening and weekend availability is a must. Please contact Nicole at [email protected] for more information.

Organizational Meetings

Our weekly meeting is cancelled this week. The meetings will resume next week, July 17th, at 5:30 at 4011 Bailey Ave. Amherst, NY. We need your voices and ideas to help us grow and plan for the future. Come and let us know what events, projects and causes you would like us to work on. We want to know how we can better serve you, the Muslim community & the general WNY community.

The display that started it all - taken from Aisha Saeed's blog

#RamadanReads: Why You Should Head to Your Local Bookstore Right Now

 It's no secret that there is a lack of diversity in the literary world. In fact, a look at some of the movie posters of adaptations of popular books, such as "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games"  quickly highlights this disparity. This is why Aisha Saeed's …

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First U.S. Muslim Adoption Agency

New Star Kafala, the first Muslim adoption agency in America, is now up and running. Please take some time out this Ramadan to donate to this fledgling organization.  New Star Kafala is now taking applications for families interested in adopting from Morocco or Pakistan. For more information, please call 213-787-5456 or e-mail [email protected] You can also visit their website at http://www.newstarkafala.org.